Dark Forest Carpet
(previously known as Scordylia niphosticha)
LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt).
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moth is brown, with a white dash near the wingtip, and three white sinuous lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown in the basal half, and darker in the marginal half.
The species is found in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.
A revision of the genus Chaetolopha Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae) with a description of Parachaetolopha, gen. nov.,
Invertebrate Systematics, Volume 16 (2002), pp. 703-733.
(updated 26 February 2013)